There's a Ghost In This House (Hardcover)

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He's back! There's a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers is very thoughtful, in its story and its design, following a small child through their large home while they swear to you there's no ghosts (there are totally ghosts they're just sneaky. With real photographs and translucent pages throughout the story we see the ghosts dodging and avoiding the child. A fun read for any time of year!

— From Kylie's Pick

This creative new picture book from Oliver Jeffers is a must-have for any child’s collection. Follow a young girl who lives in a haunted house but can’t seem to find the ghosts that live there. With interactive transparent pages, the reader is able to spy these cheeky ghosts and have a laugh with them. It’s fun for anytime of the year, not just Halloween!

— From Amanda's Picks


A captivating and utterly unique picture book with interactive, transparent pages about a girl who lives in a haunted house from world-renowned artist Oliver Jeffers.

A young girl lives in a haunted house, but she has never seen a ghost. Are they white with holes for eyes? Are they hard to see? Step inside and help the girl as she searches under the stairs, behind the sofa, and in the attic for the ghost.
From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers comes a delightful picture book that breaks the fourth wall about young girl's determination to find the ghost haunting her house. Includes tracing paper pages that make the silly ghosts appear on each page. Perfect for Halloween!
Praise for There's a Ghost in This House:
"A conceptually comic treat." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Oliver Jeffers From his much-loved debut, How to Catch a Star he has gone on to create a collection of award-winning and bestselling picture books, which have been translated all over the globe, including the #1 New York Times bestseller and TIME Best Book of the Year Here We Are, as well as the companion What We’ll Build. He is also the illustrator of the smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are a much sought-after event. Oliver is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young children.

Praise For…

"Jeffers adds loose line drawings to found black-and-white photographs of an 18th-century mansion that has plenty of dark corners—the narrator climbs a library ladder, lingers in hallways, and peers in cupboards and under a bed. Since readers decide when the ghosts appear, anxiety-inducing suspense isn’t an issue in this conceptually comic treat that puts the reader in control."--Publishers Weekly

“Mr. Jeffers has pulled off quite a trick here: He has managed to turn Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House” into a cheery, unthreatening seek-and-find for children.”--The Wall Street Journal

“Unquestionably eerie but still light-hearted."--The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593466186
ISBN-10: 0593466187
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 80
Language: English